COMMUNITY EVENTS

"RAISE THE BAR" FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY
THROUGH SEPTEMBER -
You can help "Raise the Bar" and support financial literacy at Bartholomew County Schools during the month of September by a purchasing a candy bar for $1 at any Centra branch.  For each candy bar sold, the Centra Foundation will donate 50 cents to support the "Saving with Mandy and Randy" elementary programs and "Making the Right Moves" programs used at both Columbus North and Columbus East High Schools.

 
COLUMBUS FARMER'S MARKETS
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20 -
The Columbus Farmer's Market takes place on every Saturday through September 20th from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Cummins Parking Lot, between 5th & 8th, Brown, and Lindsey Streets near Mill Race Park.  Buy fresh locally-grown produce, crafts, and other homemade items.  For more information, visit www.columbusfarmersmarket.org.  

The Columbus City Farmer's Market takes place Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at FairOaks Mall Parking Lot, facing 25th Street.

GREENSBURG FARMER'S MARKET
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12 -
The Greensburg Farmer's Market on the Square takes place every Friday through September 12th starting at 2:00 PM.  Buy fresh locally-grown produce, crafts, and other homemade items.  For more information, visit www.mainstreetgreensburg.com.  

 

FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26 -
Volunteers are needed to help at the Fun Run on Friday, September 26th, at Mill Race Park in Columbus.  This running event is for tots - 6th graders, and takes place the evening before the Mill Race Mararthon, Half Marathon, and 5K Run.  Adult volunteers are needed for shifts starting mid-morning and running through early evening.  If you'd like to volunteer, go to www.millracemarathon.com and click on Kid's Fun Run.  This event is sponsored by Main Source Bank, REACH Healthy Communities, and WIN 104.9.

  
SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER AT ART GUILD OF HOPE
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28 -
A silent auction of donated art and paintings to benefit the Art Guild of Hope is going on now through Sunday, September 28th, during Hope Heritage Days.  For more information, visit www.hopeartguild.com.

 

DINING WITH DIABETES SERIES IN COLUMBUS AND HOPE
AUGUST 27 & 28 -
The Bartholomew County Extension Service will sponsor Diabetic Education Series at 2 different times and locations.  Faith Ministries, 5103 State Road 46, Columbus, will host the series on 4 consecutive Wednesdays, starting on August 27th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  Hope United Methodist Church, 432 Washington St., Hope, will host the series on 4 consecutive Thursdays, starting on August 28th, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Cost is $20 (for a couple using the same book, the cost would be $15 per person) for materials and food.  Registration form and payment are due by Monday, August 25th.  Class size is limited. The series is targeted to persons with or at risk for type 2 diabetes and their families.  Participants will create a healthy meal plan and receive information and motivation for positive lifestyle changes.  For more information, call the Extension Office at 812-379-1665 or email armstrh@purdue.edu.


KING'S BRASS CONCERT AT ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 29 -
The King's Brass will be in concert on Friday, August 29th, at 7:30 PM at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1751 27th St., Columbus.  The King's Brass is one of the top Christian musical groups in the country.  Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to cover costs.

 

HAYDEN PIONEER DAYS
AUGUST 30 -
Hayden's Pioneer Days will be on Saturday, August 30th, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  The Luke Elsner Memorial 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:00 AM at the Hayden Elementary School.  There will be pioneer crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, musical entertainment, a pie contest, horse and pony parade, BBQ chicken dinners from Noon - 7:00 PM at the new Spencer Township Volunteer Fire Dept. Firehouse, and dedication of Former Indiana Governor Edgar Whitcomb Monument at Noon.  For more information, call 812-592-8445 or email haydenmu@seidata.com.

 

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY R/C FLIERS ELECTRIC AIR SHOW 
AUGUST 30 -
The Bartholomew County Remote Control Fliers invites you to an Electric Air Show on Saturday, August 30th, from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Reclaimed Landfill, 10191 E. 25th St., Columbus, 3 miles east of town.  See all types of electric powered remote control model aircraft.  Admission and parking are free, and great food available for purchase.  For more information, contact Jim Sachleben at 812-350-8774 or visit www.bcfliers.org.
 


ANNUAL HOSPICE CONCERT AT MILL RACE PARK IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 30 -
The annual free Our Hospice Concert will be on Saturday, August 30th, at the Mill Race Park Amphitheater.  Music will start at 6:15 PM with Battle of the Bands winner Mayan Miscalculation, followed by 40 Years of College, and the featured act Dennis DeYoung, former lead singer with Styx, at around 8:00 PM.  Proceeds will benefit Our Hospice.

 

WHITE RIVER DIESEL DAYS AT MONROE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
AUGUST 30 & 31 -
White River Diesel Days will be on Saturday, August 30th, and Sunday, August 31st, at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington.  There will be dyno, vendors, truck & tractor pulls, show 'n shine, and much more.  Gates open at 10:00 AM both days.  Cost is $15 per person or $25 for a weekend pass.  Proceeds will go to Childhood Cancer Research.  For more information, call 765-318-2468 or visit them on Facebook.

 

ARTS AND ANTIQUES FAIR ON THE SQUARE IN HOPE
AUGUST 31 -
The Arts and Antiques Fair on the Hope Town Square will be on Sunday, August 31st, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission is free.  Booth spaces are available.  For booth space and more information, call 812-546-HOPE or visit www.hopechamber.com.

BURNEY-CLAY TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL HOG ROAST AND TRACTOR PULLS
AUGUST 31 -
The Burney-Clay Township Fire Department, 8433 W. County Road 100S near Greensburg, invites you to their Annual Hog Roast, Garden Tractor Pull, and Farm Stock Tractor Pull on Sunday, August 31st.  The hog roast and garden tractor pull start at 11:00 AM, and the farm stock tractor pull will begin at 6:00 PM.  There are different classes for both pulls.  For more information, call David Israel at 812-593-1564 or Josh Wiseman at 812-593-0302. 

GOLF SCRAMBLE FOR BROWN COUNTY SHOOTOUT
AUGUST 31 -
The Salt Creek Golf Course in Nashville will have a Golf Scramble on Sunday, August 31st.  Registration begins at Noon starting at 1:00 PM, and cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per foursome.  Participants will receive greens fees, cart rental, lunch, door prizes, golf gift bag, free golf club vouchers, and other great gifts.  Proceeds will benefit all volunteer emergency services in Brown County and the Brown County Shriners Club.  For more information, visit www.browncountyshootout.com.



ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER 2; 5:00 - 6:30 PM -
This group meet the first Tuesday of each month, and is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana.  You'll receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues you face, and the latest information on research.  Meetings are confidential.

 

J-C-B NEIGHBORFEST IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 4 -
Columbus Area Arts Council's final JCB Neighborfest of the season will be on Thursday, September 4th, in the 300 Block of Washington Street in Downtown Columbus from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  The free outdoor concert will feature Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band.  The Columbus Farmers Market will be set up on Fourth Street from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.  For more information, call 812-376-2539 or visit www.artsincolumbus.org.

"KEEP YOUR HEART BEATING" AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER 4; 6:30 PM -
Dr. Sorin Pusca, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Columbus Regional Hospital, will present you with an overview of common procedures that may be required to keep your heart working.

 
ARTZ DAZE IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 5 -
The Columbus Area Arts Council and Kidscommons will present Artz Daze on Friday, September 5th, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM in front of The Commons in downtown Columbus.  This event is free, and it'll be Art Break Day sponsored by Art Is Moving. Local musicians will perform from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  For more information, visit artsincolumbus.org or call 376-2539.

 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH FESTIVAL IN NORTH VERNON
SEPTEMBER 5 - 7 -
The St. Mary's Church Festival in North Vernon will be from Friday, September 5th - Sunday, September 7th, at the church on Clay Street.  There will be 3 days of great food, including the Friday night fish fry, rides, games, silent auction, raffles, and a beer garden.  Proceeds will benefit St. Mary's Church and St. Mary's School.

 

J-C-C-T TO PRESENT "THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB"
SEPTEMBER 5 & 6 AND 12 & 13 -
The Jackson County Community Theatre will present the comedy "The Dixie Swim Club" on Fridays and Saturdays, September 5th & 6th and 12th & 13th, at 7:30 PM each night at the Royal Off-the-Square Theatre in Brownstown.  Advance tickets may be purchased at Family Drug in Brownstown and Bevers Family Pharmacy in Seymour.


HEARTNUT FESTIVAL AT JOHNSON COUNTY PARK
SEPTEMBER 5 & 6 -
The 29th Annual Heartnut Festival will be on Friday, September 5th, and Saturday, September 6th, at Johnson County Park, north of Columbus on U.S. 31 near Camp Atterbury.  There will be craft vendors, musicians, children activities, delicious food, re-enactors, and an antique tractor pull.  Admission is free.  For more information, call Jules Erwin at 812-526-6809.

HARTSVILLE MASONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT HOPE MASONIC LODGE
SEPTEMBER 6 -
The Hartsville Masons will sponsor their First Annual Pancake Breakfast and Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 6th, at the Hope Masonic Lodge on State Road 9.  The breakfast will be served from 8:00 - 11:00 AM for a freewill offering, and half of the proceeds will go to Amvets.  The Community Yard Sale will begin at 8:00 AM, and you can have a booth for $10.  For more information, call Barry White at 812-343-0274 or Dave London at 812-350-2987.

8TH ANNUAL CHAD EARNHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP POKER RUN
SEPTEMBER 6 -
The 8th Annual Chad Earnhart Memorial Scholarship 60/40 Poker Run will start and end at the North Vernon Moose Lodge on Saturday, September 6th.  Cost is $20 per bike.  Registration begins at 11:00 AM and kick stands up at Noon.  Food will be provided to all riders after the ride (pay $5 to eat if you don't ride), an auction, 50/50 drawing, and T-shirts will be $15.  Proceeds will go to the Family and Friends of the Chad Earnhart Memorial Scholarship Fund.  For more information, contact Ron & Trish Rowlett at 812-346-0601 or 812-592-0383. 

 

MOONTREE MUSIC FESTIVAL AT HIGH POINT ORCHARD 
SEPTEMBER 6 -
High Point Orchard near Greensburg will host the "moontree music festival" sponsored by the Decatur Arts and Cultural Council on Saturday, September 6th, with gates opening at 3:00 PM.  There will be wine, beer, and craft beer tastings, arts & craft booths, plus 4 different bands.  Advance tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased at Art on Square Gallery on the Greensburg Square or at www.artsingreensburg.org.  Tickets will be $20.00 at the gate. 

 

 

WALK TO END HUNGER AT MILL RACE PARK IN COLUMBUS

SEPTEMBER 6 - The Walk to End Hunger will be on Saturday, September 6th, at 4:00 PM at Mill Race Park in Columbus. This is a 5K Walk hosted by Matt Wagner for his Senior project. The cost for registration is 1 or more canned / nonperishable item. Those items will be donated to the Columbus North High School food pantry.  Refreshments are included, and you're encouraged to wear bright colors.


SUMMER DINNER & CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES AT YES CINEMA IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 6 -
The YES Cinema, 328 Jackson Street, Columbus, invites you to their Summer Dinner and Classic Movie Series on Saturday, September 6th, with serving starting at 5:30 PM for Tubby's Drive-In.  Hollywood Knights will be shown at 7:00 PM.  Cost is $15 for dinner and movie or $5 for movie only.  There will also be door prizes and other surprises.  For more information, visit yescinema.org or call 812-378-0377.

BEYOND THE BRUNCH XI AT HARRISON LAKE COUNTRY CLUB
SEPTEMBER 6 -
Popular local band 40 Years of College will perform a classic rock concert to benefit the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company at Beyond the Brunch XI on Saturday, September 6th, at the Harrison Lake Country Club starting at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $45 each in advance for reserved seating or $50 the day of the event.  Tickets may be purchased at Folger's Four Season Florist, Viewpoint Books, and Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co. board members.  You'll receive a buffet dinner, dancing, magic show, a cash bar, and a silent auction with many great items.  Proceeds will help to purchase equipment, firefighter training, and department operations.  For more information, call 812-350-1718 or email at beyondthebrunch@comcast.net. 

 

INDIANA BLAZERS 8U BASEBALL TRYOUTS AT CLIFTY PARK IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 7 -
The Indiana Blazers 8U Baseball Team will hold Open Tryouts  on Sunday, September 7th, at Clifty Park in Columbus starting at 2:00 PM.  Players can't turn 9 years old before April 30, 2015.  For more information, call or text Dan Schuck at 812-592-0933.

 

FISH FRY AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH IN VALLONIA
SEPTEMBER 7 -
Trinity Lutheran Church in Vallonia will have their 13th Annual Fish Fry with the theme of "Feeding Our 500" on Sunday, September 7th, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.  Tyler Wessel will provide entertainment and Pastor Bernard from Good Shepherd in Haiti will give an update.  Cost is free, but a free will offering will be taken.


SCHNECK'S SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS CENTER TO HOST FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
SEPTEMBER 8 -
The decision to undergo surgery to control obesity should be considered very carefully and should only be chosen after all other options for weight control are exhausted.  To help in this decision, the Schneck Medical Center will host a free educational seminar on surgical weight loss options the second Monday of each month.  The next seminar will be on Monday, September 8th, at 6:00 PM, in the Schneck Auditorium, just inside the Visitor's Entrance at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.  For more information, call Cathy Hildebrand at 812-523-5879.
 

 

"SWEEPSTAKES 101" AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER 8; 6:30 PM -
Join presenter Jessica Hendry and learn the basics on winning sweepstakes.  She will cover how to find reputable contests, where and how to enter, increasing your odds, safeguarding your personal information, and new sweepstakes platforms on Fcaebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

SENIOR EXPO AT MILL RACE CENTER IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 9 -
Mill Race Center will host "Senior Expo: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Wellness" on Tuesday, September 9th, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  There will be information about health care, senior housing, municipal services, recreation, technology and entertainment for the over 50 community, free health screenings, and educational opportunities.  The Joan Pearcy Senior Citizen of the Year Award will also be presented.

 

MICROSOFT WORD CLASS AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER 9; 6:00 - 8:00 PM -
Learn the basics of word processing and explore the various templates available as part of the Microsoft Word 2007 program.


GIRLS ON GUARD SELF DEFENSE IN FRANKLIN
SEPTEMBER 10 -
The Johnson County Extension Homemakers, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, will host Girls on Guard Self Defense for women of all ages and abilities on Wednesday, September 10th, at 6:30 PM.  Cost is $15 per person.  Pre-register by calling 317-736-3724


SNEAKERS AT STARLIGHT AT MILL RACE PARK
SEPTEMBER 12 -
Be a part of Sneakers at Starlight on Saturday, September 12th, from 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM at Mill Race Park in Columbus.  Black tie or 70's style attire is optional, but sneakers are required.  This event will have great local cuisine, wine and beer tastings, and music featuring "Howl at the Moon".  Purchase tickets at Donner Center or at columbusparksfoundation.org.  Proceeds will go to the People Trail and the State Street Project.

 

STEPS THROUGH TIME AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER 12 & 13 -
The Bartholomew County Public Library will host Steps Through Time on Friday, September 12th, and Saturday, September 13th, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM both days.  Learn about local history by viewing displays of memorabilia and artifacts from our past in the library and outdoors on the plaza.  There will be food on sale on the plaza.  For more information, contact the Bartholomew County Public Library.

 

C.A.R.E. DOGGIE 'LYMPICS
SEPTEMBER 13 -
The Community Animal Rescue Effort invites you to their "Doggie 'Lympics" Saturday, September 13th, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The event is at Tipton Lakes Marina. Registration begins at 10:30 AM.  All vaccine records must be on file with C.A.R.E. before participation.  For more information,click here.

 


GREAT BROWN COUNTY SHOOTOUT
SEPTEMBER 13 -
The 2nd Annual Great Brown County Shootout on Saturday, September 13th.  The event will have a Benefit Motorcycle Ride/ Poker Run, Shooting Competitions, a Car/ Motorcycle Show, Vendors, and an Evening Concert.  Proceeds will benefit all Brown County volunteer emergency services, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Brown County Shrine Club, and the Wounded Warrior Project.  For more information, visit www.thegreatbrowncountyshootout.com.  

HOOSIER HOPS AND HARVEST EVENT AT STORY INN
SEPTEMBER 13 -
The Annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest Event will be on Saturday, September 13th, at the Story Inn in Brown County.  Gates for this 21 and older event will open at 12:30 PM.  There will be live music, great food, and lots of beer from craft breweries.  General admission is $25, V-I-P beer tasting is $30, plus there will be special designated driver options and concert admission options.  For more information, visit www.hoosierhopsandharvest.com.

COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE AT DONNER CENTER IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 13 -
The Columbus Bluegrass Jamboree will be on Saturday, September 13th, at Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore St., Columbus.  The Jamboree will begin at 4:00 PM with a jam (bring your instrument) and various groups will start playing at 5:00 PM.  New Balance, Cumberland Gap, Straightline, Liberty Hill, James White & Deercreek, and Friends of Bluegrass will be featured.  Donations will be accepted, and snacks will be available for purchase.  The Jamboree is sponsored by Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center, in cooperation with Columbus Parks and Recreation, and the Columbus Area Arts Council.  For more information, call Joe Wright at 812-379-2408.

REMAX/RILEY GOLF FOR KIDS AT HARRISON LAKE COUNTRY CLUB
SEPTEMBER 19 -
The 11th Annual Remax/Riley Golf for Kids will be on Friday, September 19th, at Harrison Lake Country Club.  Lunch will start at 11:00 AM with a shotgun start at Noon.  Cost is $100 per player plus special prizes, a large raffle giveaway, and much more.  If you'd like to be a sponsor, contact Remax Realty on Beam Road in Columbus.  Proceeds will go to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

HOPE RIDE 2014 IN HOPE
SEPTEMBER 20 -
You can ride your bicycle in the 27th annual Hope Ride on Saturday, September 20th, starting at Hauser High School.  Registration begins at 7:30 AM, riders choose their route and depart after registering, breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 9:00 AM, lunch will be served from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Hope Town Square, and root beer floats will be served after the ride. Register your team for a chance to win $2,000 for your local food pantry.  There will be 5 scenic bicycle tours: L'il Calf Tour 13 miles, Milk Cow Ramble 25 miles, Happy Heifer 50 miles, Mad Cow Metric 75 miles, and Miles of Bull 100 miles.  There will be rest stops along each route with food and drinks.  Register at www.hoperide.org. 


HOT RODS AND ROCK & ROLL IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 20 -
The 18th Annual Hot Rods and Rock & Roll will be on Saturday, September 20th, in Downtown Columbus.  The free car show, with over 400 classic cars, trucks, and bikes, will be from 3:00 - 7:00 PM, and then the free concert at 7:00 PM featuring Rick K & the Allnighters.  There will be plenty of food, drinks, and official Hot Rods T-shirts (while they last).  For more information, visit www.1061theriver.com.   

 

PREGNANCY CARE CENTER FALL VOLUNTEER TRAINING AT MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 22 -
The Memorial Baptist Church, 2320 7th St., Columbus, will host the Pregnancy Care Center's Fall Volunteer Training.  The ministry orientation session will be on Monday, September 22nd, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.  Volunteer training will be from Monday, September 29th - Thursday, October 2nd, from 8:30 AM - Noon each day at the church.  For more information, contact Christy Shaw at 812-378-4114 or email at christys@affirminglifeonline.org.


47TH ANNUAL HOPE HERITAGE DAYS
SEPTEMBER 26 - 28 -
Enjoy great entertainment, food booths, arts and craft booths, Pioneer Village, and much more on the Hope Town Square for the 47th Annual Hope Heritage Days from Friday, September 26th - Sunday, September 28th.  This year's theme is "Pride In Our Past, Faith In Our Future".  New this year is "Antique Alley" on Washington Street, just off the Town Square.  On Saturday, Country recording artist Clayton Anderson will headline the entertainment on the Main Stage, followed by fireworks.  The parade spectacular will be on Sunday, starting at 2:30 PM, with Hope resident Bob May as parade grand marshal.  Sammy Terry will be in the parade, and then will have a meet and greet after the parade.  Register for the parade or for more information, visit www.heritageofhope.com.     

 

 

KIWANIS INCREDIBLE DUCK SPLASH AT MILL RACE PARK IN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 11 -
The 11th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash will be on Saturday, October 11th, starting at Noon near Round Lake in Mill Race Park after the Ethnic Expo parade.  There will be a bounce house, Dilly Bar coupons, Walgreen's health tests, Indy Admirals remote control boats, photo ops with some of your favorite Star Wars characters, and a free magic show at 1:00 PM.  Adopt a duck and you could win over $12,000 in cash and prizes.  One duck will have 10 chances to win a new car or $50,000 in cash!  Proceeds will benefit youth programs in Bartholomew County.  For more information, visit www.kducks.com.


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